Tree Smokebush

Tree Smokebush (Conospermum triplinervium)

A shrub or small tree, growing up to 4.5 m tall, in sand over limestone.  Tiny, white woolly flowers on white woolly stems are borne in mid winter to late spring.  They are held above the foliage, and from a distance resemble smoke. The large leaves often have three prominent veins, prompting the species name from Latin: triplus: “group of three” and nervis “nerve” (veins).

Ref:  “Leaf and branch: trees and tall shrubs of Perth” by Robert Powell. Published by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009.